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Sometimes, you need to press the pause button...

…to get ahead. And why not a personal post for once? :)

I was almost completely disconnected for the last 2 weeks. After an awesome CTO Ambassador conference in Palo Alto during the last week of March, I flew to Santiago de Chile to join a childhood friend who lives there.

After running the 1st trail of my life (not far from Valparaíso), we went south to climb 2 volcanoes (Lonquimay and Villarrica).

Lonquimay Volcano

Lonquimay Volcano

Walking in the ashes near the Lonquimay volcano

Walking in the ashes near the Lonquimay volcano

Nice office view :)

Nice office view :)

Sunrise as seen from the Villarrica volcano

Sunrise as seen from the Villarrica volcano

Climbing the Villarrica

Climbing the Villarrica

On top of the Villarrica with my VMware jacket (need a gas mask because of the sulfur fumes)

On top of the Villarrica with my VMware jacket (need a gas mask because of the sulfur fumes)

I was rushing from task to task during 2017 first months, and I felt that it was affecting not only my productivity but also the quality of my work. This trip was refreshing and a perfect break, I really needed it to pause my brain for a while…now let’s rock! :)

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Romain

Staff Architect & Member of the CTO Ambassador Program at VMware, focusing on NSX and Cloud-Native Applications. He is a double VCDX (DCV and NV, #120), VCDX panelist, frequent VMUG/VMworld speaker and contributor to the community via this blog or social media (follow him on Twitter @woueb).